Settlers of Maryland, 1679-1783. Consolidated Edition
Author: Peter Coldham
Published: 2014 reprint of 2002 original
Paperback, 889 pages
Condition: Very good, front corner of cover and first few pages folded
Originally published between 1995 and 1996 the five volumes of "Settlers of Maryland" had a profound impact on colonial Maryland genealogy. Starting at the point where Gust Skordas's famous "Early Settlers of Maryland, 1633-1680" left off, it identified all grants of land in Maryland made by purchase, a process involving the drafting of three distinct documents--warrants, certificates of survey, and patents. Owing to the great demand for this information, several of the original Coldham volumes quickly went out of print, but rather than reissue them one by one, GPC decided to consolidate the separate volumes into a single, all-inclusive reference work. In this present work, therefore, the researcher will find all the data in the original five volumes laid out in a single alphabetical sequence. Entries in the consolidated edition are arranged by family name, county, name of tract, acreage, date, and reference to original sources. Altogether approximately 20,000 landowners are named along with their numerous and vast tracts of land.